Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has returned to the top of the UK video game chart, having been knocked off its perch by LEGO Marvel’s The Avengers last week. That’s now nine weeks the shooter sequel has spent at No.1.
LEGO must settle for second place, followed by Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, a new entry at three with a whopping 72 per cent share on PS4. The fourth game in the series becomes the second-biggest selling at launch, only bettered by Ninja Storm 3 from 2013.
FIFA 16 falls to fourth, Rainbow Six: Siege is fifth, GTA 5 takes sixth, Battlefront slots into seventh, Just Cause 3 is eighth, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate climbs from No.20 to No.9 and Minecraft Story Mode takes 10th.
XCOM 2 charts at No.20, but it’s worth remembering that digital sales are not accounted for in the charts. Sony’s Gravity Rush Remastered, meanwhile, launched at a budget price, but failed to enter the Top 20, managing only No.34. Much like XCOM 2, Gravity Rush may have sold much better digitally.
Source: UKIE Games Charts, compiled by GfK Chart-Track, (All Prices) Week Ending 6 February 2016
1. CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III
2. LEGO MARVEL AVENGERS
3. NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: ULTIMATE NINJA STORM 4
4. FIFA 16
5. TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE
6. GRAND THEFT AUTO V
7. STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT
8. JUST CAUSE 3
9. ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE
10. MINECRAFT: STORY MODE
11. DIGIMON STORY: CYBER SLEUTH
12. LEGO JURASSIC WORLD
13. DESTINY: THE TAKEN KING
14. MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION
15. FALLOUT 4
16. WOLFENSTEIN: THE OLD BLOOD
17. DISNEY INFINITY 3.0
18. MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION
19. RESIDENT EVIL ORIGINS COLLECTION
20. XCOM 2
Ubisoft will be hoping to take advantage of a quiet week with this Friday’s retail launch of Assassins Creed Chronicles, bundling the China, Russia and India platformers into one package. Earth Defence Force 4.1 may also appeal to PS4 gamers looking for some alien blasting fun.